Ceramic Capacitors / MLCC

Ceramic capacitors are even more compact than film or tantalum capacitors. Their core consists of ultra-thin oxide ceramic layers of titanium oxide or barium titanate, which serve as dielectric. The oxide ceramic gives this type of capacitor high dielectric strength - ideal for high voltages. Color dots indicate the type of ceramic and the terminal side of the inner layer.

Ceramic capacitors are classified according to the magnitude of their dielectric constants:

  • Type 1: Low dielectric constant (NDK capacitor).
    Used in filters, oscillating circuits, oscillator circuits
  • Type 2: High dielectric constant (HDK capacitor)
    Use as interference suppression capacitors in filter circuits or as buffers


  • Precise capacities
  • Versatile use
  • Arc protection
  • High voltages
  • 0.1pF to 220μF
  • 4V to 6000 VDC



Dokumenttyp Hersteller Bezeichnung Datei
Catalogue SAMWHA CERAMIC CAPs Catalogue 2023 | Standard, High Voltage, Automotive | Varistor: SVC, High Surge, Coated, Square PDF 6.8 Mb
Datasheet TECATE General Technical Data | SMD | MLCC, Film-, Ecaps, Tantalum Capacitors PDF 885.7 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC Axial | CMA Type PDF 92.4 Kb
Catalogue SAMWHA MLCC Catalogue 2023 | General Application | Automotive Application PDF 5.6 Mb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC Disc | Capacitor Reference Data PDF 885.0 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC Disc | CD Class 1 PDF 92.4 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC Monolithic | Ceramic Capacitor Reference Data PDF 885.0 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC Radial | CMR Type PDF 108.3 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CMC (HV) Type | High Voltage PDF 136.1 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CMC Type | Low Loss Snubber PDF 61.0 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CMCF Type | Flexible Polymer Termination PDF 164.2 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CMCS Type | RF Microwave PDF 149.9 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CMCSTD Type PDF 294.3 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CMT Type | Tip & Ring Applications PDF 186.9 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CMX Type | X2 Y3 & X1 Y2 Multilayer PDF 74.7 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CSM Type | Stacked Multilayer Chip PDF 63.7 Kb
Datasheet TECATE MLCC SMD | CSM Type | Stacked Multilayer Chip PDF 63.7 Kb

MLCC Multi Layer Ceramic Capacitors

Multilayer ceramic capacitors or MLCCs (Multi Layer Ceramic Capacitors) are even more compact than conven­tional capa­citors. Here, several ceramic layers are stacked on top of each other. MLCCs are the most common type.

The SAMWHA series of multilayer ceramic chip capa­citors (MLC chip capacitors) were developed for a wide variety of appli­cations. A dis­tinction is made between the following types:

  • class I with temperature compen­sation
  • class II - standard

The class I MLCCs are C0G capacitors. Their perfor­mance is hardly influenced measurably by tem­perature, voltage and frequency. The most commonly used class II dielec­trics are X7R, XSR and YSV types.

SMD Types & Specs

  • SMD Standard
  • SMD Type "High Voltage"
  • SMD Type "High Frequency"
  • Automotive applications

MLCC Applications

SAMWHA MLCCs are used in a wide variety of devices throughout the com­mercial and industrial elec­tronics and communi­cations markets, as well as in medical, military and aero­space applications.

  • Smartphones, wireless phones
  • DVD/CD players
  • FDD/HDD hard disks
  • Printers, copiers
  • Gaming machines
  • Digital cameras, TV and audio equipment
SAMWHA MLCC Multi Layer Ceramic Capacitors

Company & News

SAMWHA Automotive MLCC with 5mm bending

April 2024 - SAMWHA released new automotive MLCC Soft Termination products, designed to withstand up to 5mm bending.


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Why are components like ultracaps called different names?

The variety of terms is explained by the English-language terms commonly used in the electronics industry, which are often mixed with German terms or used synonymously. In some cases, manufacturers have also introduced artificial terms to better distinguish themselves from competitors. Here are the most important examples:

Double layer capacitors (DSK) are referred to synonymously as:

  • EDLC (Electric Double Layer Capacitor)
  • Supercapacitors = Supercaps
  • Ultracapacitors = Ultracaps
  • Goldcap™ [Panasonic]
  • Boostcap™  [Maxwell]
  • Greencap™  [Samwha]
  • PURIXEL™  [Pureechem] for supercap cells
  • PURETRON™  [Pureechem] for supercap modules

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